Just two points from six games means that Forest lie 6th in the Championship table, only one point Reading and Brighton, the Seagulls having a game in hand.
Both David Kelly, Reds assistant manager, and Doncaster boss Paul Dickov said afterwards that they were 'disappointed' not to have taken all three points.
"In the first 20 minutes we were on top, we created some good chances," said Kelly.
"Some of the football we played was fantastic. We created numerous chances," was Dickov's verdict after a game played in front of a healthy 27,402 crowd boosted by a Kids For a Quid promotion.